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ICREA Workshop on Graphene Nanobiosensors

May 25-26, 2015 - Barcelona

Integration of graphene into innovative (bio)sensing systems will lead to high sensitive, high selective and cost-effective analysis and monitoring in fields like medicine, environment, security and other industries.

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  • Graphene Flagship
  • Ciber-bbn
  • 2D Materials

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The ICREA Workshop on Graphene Nanobiosensors will bring together the most relevant scientists working in fields related to the design of nanobiosensors and nanobiosystems based on graphene. It will facilitate the sharing of experiences and ideas with an important emphasis on industrial applications of graphene and its related devices.

Main fields covered

Graphene production technologies
Graphene modifications and characterizations
Optical detection platforms
Electrical detection platforms
Applications in biomedical, environmental, safety and security fields

ICN2 is attracting international interest for its recent achievements in Nanoscience. Applications derived from the knowledge generated within this Institute will have a direct impact in local and global industry. The workshop will be in line with the ICN2’s Severo Ochoa Program and the Graphene Flagship activities.

Keynote Speakers

  • Kostya

    Kostya Novoselov

    University of Manchester (UK), Nobel Prize winner (2010)

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    Prof Kostya Novoselov received his PhD at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlandsis in 2004. At the moment he is Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Fellow affiliated to the University of Manchester. His research field is mesoscopic systems and nanostructures. He won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene".

  • Vikas Berry

    Vikas Berry

    University of Illinois (USA)

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    Prof Vikas Berry received his BS from Indian Institute of Technology–Delhi in 1999, and a PhD from Virginia Tech in 2006 following an MS from University of Kansas in 2003. He is currently the Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago and was previously a faculty member at the Kansas State University (2007-2014). He and his group members study the electrical, structural, and chemical properties of innovatively designed nano- and bio- materials to enable the development of the next-generation-applications in biomedicine, electronics and nanomechanics.

  • Ertugrul Cubukcu

    Ertugrul Cubukcu

    University of Pennsylvania (USA)

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    Prof Cubukcu received his PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 2008 and an MS in Physics from Bilkent University in 2003. He has been at Penn Engineering since 2011 after a brief postdoctoral position at UC Berkeley. Cubukcu's research lines are at the interface of engineering, physics, material science, and biology with the main themes of nanophotonics and nanotechnology.

  • Peng Cheng

    Peng Chen

    Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

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    Prof Peng Chen is currently an Associate Professor of Bioengineering in School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He completed his PhD in University of Missouri (Columbia) in 2002. This was followed by a period of postdoctoral research at Harvard University. His current research focuses on nanomaterials (particularly graphene), biosensors, and bionanotechnology, which has resulted in >130 publications in reputable journals.

  • Jose Antonio Garrido

    Jose Antonio Garrido

    Walter Schottky Institut - Technische Universität München (Germany)

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    Prof Garrido is doing research at the Walter Schottky Institut - Technische Universität München (Germany) and is member of the Graphene Flagship Scientific Advisory Committee. His research group explores the use of carbon-based functional materials, such as diamond, graphene, and organic semiconductors for applications in biosensing and bioelectronics.

  • Kostas Kostarelos

    Kostas Kostarelos

    University of Manchester (UK)

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    Prof Kostarelos read Chemistry at the University of Leeds and obtained his Diploma in Chemical Engineering and PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. He carried out his postdoctoral training in various medical institutions in the United States. He joined the University of Manchester in 2013 and is an Honorary Professor of University College London. He is leading the Nanomedicine Lab whose research has a long history in developing liposomes, colloidal nanoparticulates (polymeric microspheres, solid nanoparticles), natural (e.g. peptide) and synthetic macromolecules (e.g. dendrimers) and novel nanomaterials (e.g. nanocarbons) as vector systems for therapeutic and diagnostic applications.

  • Dal-Hee Min

    Dal-Hee Min

    Seoul National University (Seoul)

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    Prof Min received her PhD in Chemistry from University of Chicago in 2005 followed by a post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the moment she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry in Seoul National University. Her research interests encompass biotechnological multi-disciplinary topics based on the collective understanding of the surface chemistry of biochips and nanomaterials to develop chemically well-defined tools for disease diagnostics, drug development, and drug delivery.

  • Yuehe Lin

    Yuehe Lin

    Washington State University (US)

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    Prof Lin received his PhD in Environmental Chemistry from University of Idaho in 1997. He joined The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering from the Washington State University in 2013. His research interests are synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials, materials and devices for sensing, bioimaging and drug delivery and materials and systems for water monitoring and treatment, among others.

  • Amin Salehi-Khojin

    Amin Salehi-Khojin

    College of Engineering University of Illinois (US)

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    Prof Salehi-Khojin received his Phd in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University in 2008 followed by a post-doctoral research at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the moment he is an Assistant Professor at the College of Engineering University of Illinois. His research interests are materials synthesis, CO2 conversion systems, energy storage, thermal management and heat transfer in carbon based electronic devices, carbon nanomaterial based chemical sensors, graphene based nano-electromechanical mass spectroscopy systems, graphene based thermoelectric devices, and vibration of nanoscale media.

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Scientific Committee

  • José-Antonio Garrido (TU-München, Germany)
  • Laura Lechuga (ICN2, Spain)
  • Andrew Matthews (Nokia, UK)
  • Tomas Palacios (MIT, USA)
  • Rosa Villa (CNM-CSIC, Spain)

Organizing Committee

  • Arben Merkoçi, ICREA Research Professor at ICN2
  • Stephan Roche, ICREA Research Professor at ICN2

With the support of:

  • Àlex Argemí, ICN2 Marketing and Communication manager
  • Ana de la Osa, ICN2 events officer
  • Anna Puig, project manager at ICN2
  • Reunions i Ciència

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Organized by

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
(ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
recently accredited as a Severo Ochoa Excellence Research Center

Funded by

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats
(ICREA - Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies)


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